Small Adventures on the Coast of Maine

Small Adventures: Kittery Foreside

BelfastKittery lobsterboats tie up just across from Seavey Island and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Article and Photos By Mimi Bigelow Steadman | Small Adventures


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Photo by Rick and Mimi Steadman
Far from Bar Harbor’s summer bustle, Southwest Harbor is known as Mt. Desert Island’s quiet side.

By Mimi Bigelow Steadman


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Writer Mimi Steadman visits Biddeford Pool, a community of shingle-style cottages in Saco Bay. Named Winter Harbor by the Europeans who settled there in the 1600s, it should have been called Summer Harbor, because summer is when the town buzzes with activity.

Small Adventures: Belfast

BelfastThe Belfast Public Landing features a good launching ramp, as well as moorings and docks.
Photograph by Ben Ellison

Small Adventures: Marshall Island

Marshall IslandIn settled weather, the anchorage off Ringtown Island makes a fine stop-over.
Photographs by Gretchen Piston Ogden
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Gunkholing with Gizmo: Isle au Haut

Moorings off the town dock are first-come, first-served, and provide easy access tot he town's limited but choice amenities.
Photo by Ben Ellison



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Gunkholing with Gizmo: Rutherfod Island (South Bristol and Christmas Cove)

South Bristol's inner harbor; well protected, accessible from two directions, and typically packed with boats.
Photo by Ben Ellison



43° 50' 43.1196" N, 69° 33' 24.8796" W